The Chronicles of Atlantis were first bound nearly ten-thousand years ago during the reign of Orin the First. Orin entrusted the venerable historian Albart-Son-of-Yarrow of Ancinor with maintaining a chronicled history of Atlantean culture. Albart took to the task with great pride and integrity, and committed himself towards crafting an accurate account of Atlantean culture, free of prejudice and bias. Historians disagree as to whether Albart remained faithful in this regard, and those who came after him feel that he inaccurately portrayed King Orin in a negative light. Albart died shortly after the Great Deluge, and his nephew, Britton-Son-of-Cole, became the second official keeper of the chronicles. Britton was not an historian, but rather a poet, but like his father, he committed himself to updating the chronicles as best he could. Britton felt that his uncle's accounts of King Orin were too unfavorable for inclusion, and even offered to have several excerpts excised. Orin told him to leave the entries as they were and to let future generations interpret the passages however they pleased.
Approximately a decade later, Britton succumbed to the Black Flu and the upkeep of the Chronicles was passed on to his younger sister Illya. Illya was a young and inexperienced chronicler, and did not hold the same devotion to King Orin as her brother did. In fact, her contributions to the Chronicles were flavored with innuendo and unreliable rumors. King Orin himself forced Illya to edit the chronicles when she wrote that he had been having an affair with an Atlantean woman named Gulacia - an affair that Orin denied with great conviction (He later confessed that the incident did in fact take place).
Shortly thereafter, Poseidonis went to war against Tritonis. Illya insisted on being on the front lines to document the event, but was unfortunately killed during the fighting. The task of maintaining the journals then went to her son, Regin.
In the modern era, the last official keeper of the Chronicles was Atlanna, former queen of Atlantis and mother of Aquaman. With Atlanna's passing, the chronicles went to Aquaman. He kept the aged tome in a special place inside the Aquacave.
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